With the official start of summer just a few days away, electricity planners in Texas are preparing for its full blaze by bringing some older power plants back online to meet the increased demand for air conditioning and to help avoid last summer’s threat of power blackouts.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates most of the state grid and manages the deregulated Texas wholesale electric market, has said it will bring mothballed plants with nearly 2,000 megawatts of generating capacity back into operation this summer.

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